Boko Haram abducts DPO’s wife, two kids •Bombs bridge linking Borno, Adamawa

Gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram terror group, on Saturday, have blown up a bridge that links Borno and Adamawa states during an attack on Limankara, a village in Borno State, witnesses and security operatives said. The gunmen also reportedly abducted the family of a police officer, including his wife and two…

Designate Boko Haram as terrorist organisation; FG, US urge UN

Nigeria and the U.S. are working on a UN Security Council  resolution to designate Boko Haram a terrorist organisation, diplomats at the foreign ministry in Abuja have confirmed. The sources said that the two countries have agreed that the UN should take a quick action to designate Boko Haram a terror organisation. A strong indication that the 15-member council would consider the resolution…

Boko Haram to be stamped out in 3 months – Northern governors

Northern governors Saturday said that their expectation from the Federal Government and the international community was that the insurgency spearheaded by the Boko Haram Islamist group should end within three months. Gov. Babangida Aliyu, Chairman of the forum, disclosed this in an address at a joint Northern States Governors/United States investors’ summit held in Abuja.…

Restless for oil:Missing girls – An act of terror against education of girls – Michelle Obama

The mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Nigeria was an “unconscionable act” of terror against the education of girls, US First Lady Michelle Obama said Saturday. Speaking in her husband’s place during President Barack Obama’s weekly Saturday morning address, Michelle Obama said that this violence “was not an isolated incident … it’s a story we see every day…

Terrorism:There is nothing wrong in seeking foreign assistance – ACF

Kaduna – The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Friday said terrorism was an international crime against humanity and it was not wrong for Nigeria to seek foreign assistance.   The National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim, said this in a statement made available in Kaduna.   Ibrahim said “terrorism is an international crime against humanity;…

At least 26,000 people have gone missing in Mexico’s drugs war. Why did US Marine not help their neighbor to find these missing people? Is it because Mexico has less oil than Nigeria?

The missing people are innocent victims of the drugs cartels and, in some cases, the very state authorities who should be protecting them. Now, their families are coming together, tracking down phone signals and scouring Google Earth to uncover for themselves the fates of their brothers and fathers, daughters and mothers One by one they…